FARMINGTON — A man accused of punching a Strong man and threatening another last month had his bail set at $5,000 cash Friday.

Caleb Hupper, 24, of Chesterville is charged with felony assault and terrorizing, and a misdemeanor violation of condition of release. The assault and terrorizing charges were elevated to felonies because of robbery and assault convictions.

Hupper was picked up in Kennebec County on two Franklin County warrants and arrested Thursday by Franklin County jail transport officer Walter Fails.

According to a Franklin County Sheriff’s Department affidavit filed with the court, a resident of River Street in Strong reported to Deputy Colt Sleaster that he heard someone knocking on his door at 3:50 a.m. Oct. 27. He went to see who it was and recognized Hupper. When he opened the door, he said, Hupper immediately grabbed him by the throat and pushed him onto the kitchen cupboards and counter.

The man told Sleaster that Hupper told him if he resisted he would break his neck if he touched one of Hupper’s relatives again. Hupper then punched the man in the face, the affidavit said.

A man with a cast on his broken leg yelled at Hupper from the living room to leave the residence and said he had a gun. The man told police Hupper came into the living room and told him that if he ever threatened him with a gun again he would seriously injure him, the affidavit said.

Defense attorney Christopher Berryment entered denials on Hupper’s behalf on probation violations related to the incident and an operating under the influence charge from Oct. 18.

Hupper is being held without bail on the probation violations.

Berryment asked that bail be reviewed once an attorney is appointed. He also asked for a hearing as soon as possible to resolve the charges.

Hupper was convicted of robbery in 2008 and ordered to serve 18 months of a six-year sentence. In that case, he attacked a University of Maine at Farmington student and robbed him of his wallet when he was walking from one college building to another in 2007.

He has violated probation six times since then, Judge Susan Oram said.

Assistant District Attorney Joshua Robbins asked that Hupper be held on $5,000 cash bail for the Oct. 27 incident with conditions that he not possess or use dangerous weapons.

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